StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Carmen W

Area: Erasmuskloof (Pretoria East)

Note: Carmen happily looks after pets who are not in her immediate area - driving is not a problem.

Course of study: BEd – Senior Phase

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: February 2019


Experience with animals and own pets

All my life I have been an animal lover and I am very blessed to have animals of my own. Currently, I have three cats – Gizmo, Fiona and Roxy. They are all rescue cats with very interesting life stories. While growing up, I also had the privilege of having a dog named Abby, who we rescued from the SPCA, as well as three cats named Ariel, Mischief and Jasmin.

I was a volunteer at the SPCA in Midrand and I am looking to become a volunteer in Pretoria too. I have had experience in looking after dogs, mostly very active German Shepherds, as well as cats and fish of friends, family and strangers. I also Au Paired in America for a year where I not only looked after a little boy, but also his pet dog, cat and three fish.


Feedback from References


Reference 1

Being part of StudentCo means working with animals. In your opinion, would the above person be suitable for this type of work? Absolutely!

Would you describe him/her as an honest, reliable individual? Yes, I would.

Would you trust this person with your own children, home and pets? Yes, I would.

Please describe how you know this person:

Carmen was a student of mine in her Gr 10, 11 and 12 year at Edenvale High. Carmen used to babysit my two children for almost 4 years and at the same time she would also stay in my house with my two German Shepherds when we went away.

Please confirm that you are not an immediate family member, romantic partner or close friend of the above person. Confirmed!

Additional Notes

I would advise anyone to use Carmen, as she is extremely trustworthy and has a wonderful and caring nature with both animals and children. Both my children and dogs would get so excited to see her whenever she came around.

Reference 2

Being part of StudentCo means working with animals. In your opinion, would the above person be suitable for this type of work? Absolutely!

Would you describe him/her as an honest, reliable individual? Yes, I would.

Would you trust this person with your own children, home and pets? Yes, I would.

Please describe how you know this person:

She is my next-door neighbour and I would refer her to anyone. She is calm and relaxed, and that means my four legged babies are happy around her.

Please confirm that you are not an immediate family member, romantic partner or close friend of the above person. Confirmed!


StudentCo Client Reviews

Please note that not all pet parents complete our feedback questionnaire - for a full list of any sitter's experience, please do feel free to ask.


Stay-overs with Pablo, Salvatore and Marcus

My name: Eugene Viljoen

Name of pet sitter: Carmen W

My pets (breeds and names): Pablo, Salvatore and Marcus

Service used: Stay-overs

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: Absolutely!

While I was away, my pet sitter kept in daily contact. I knew what was going on at my home, and how my pets were doing: Yup - I got detailed daily updates as well as pictures

Upon my return, my pets were happy and well cared for: Absolutely!

Upon my return, my home was presented to me in a clean and respectable state: Yup!

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Absolutely!

I would recommend StudentCo to friends and family: Yes, absolutely!

I was satisfied with my dealings with the admin team: Yes, absolutely

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Date of Review: 3/28/2019 6:04:09 PM

Stay-overs with Marcus, Salvatore and Pablo (Schnautzers)

My name: Eugene Viljoen

Name of pet sitter: Carmen W

My pets (breeds and names): Marcus, Salvatore and Pablo (Schnautzers)

Service used: Stay-overs

My pet sitter was well-presented and well-spoken during the meet-and-greet - I immediately felt comfortable: Absolutely!

While I was away, my pet sitter kept in daily contact. I knew what was going on at my home, and how my pets were doing: Yup - I got detailed daily updates as well as pictures

Upon my return, my pets were happy and well cared for: Absolutely!

Upon my return, my home was presented to me in a clean and respectable state: Yup!

My particular instructions were followed to a T: Absolutely!

I would recommend StudentCo to friends and family: Yes, absolutely!

I was satisfied with my dealings with the admin team: Yes, absolutely

If 1 is terrible and 5 is excellent, please rate your overall experience with StudentCo and this sitter: 5

Date of Review: 5/2/2019 5:39:18 PM